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I'm streaming internet radio from here: and windows defender service is running pretty hard inspecting the stream as it comes in. I trust the stream, is there anything I can do to turn this inspection off?

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You can disable Windows Defender then enable it after your done. What version of Windows are you using? – Ramhound Apr 4 '13 at 13:01
windows 8. I leave it on for a large part of the day though. Was hoping to bypass the stream url (I could probably pull it out of charles or firebug) – Shane Apr 4 '13 at 13:02
Windows Defender doesn't have a whitelist blacklist its either on or off. You can try to exclude your browser's cache file but that would be a horrible idea. – Ramhound Apr 4 '13 at 13:07
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This is what I use to add exceptions, you can revise for ProtonRadio..

;Add HOSTS to "Excluded Files and Locations" In Windows Defender

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Exclusions\Paths] "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS"=dword:00000000

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